Google launches Google Search for Windows Phone 7

This was…unexpected. Google has just announced the launch of a Google Search application for Windows Phone 7 that will give users the ability to use the Montain Vue search engine on their “Bing Powered” Windows Phone 7 handset:

This initial release of the Google Search app includes several features that help you to search faster – suggestions appear automatically as you type, you can choose to repeat a query from your search history, and your current location is used to provide more relevant results.

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Need For Speed Undercover for Windows Phone 7 Preview video

I just shot a quick hands-on preview of Need For Speed Undercover for Windows Phone 7 running on the Samsung Omnia 7. Those of you who have an iPhone will notice that this WP7 version is nearly 100% identical to iOS version released more than 1 year and a half ago. The Adreno 200 doesn’t seem to have any problem rendering the game at an acceptable frame rate. The Trial version will give you access to the tutorial (featuring the Porsche) and only one race/mission that you can play with either a Nissan or a Pontiac. Unfortunately once you finish this unique mission you won’t be able to play it again and will be prompted to buy the full game ($4.99). The only solution will be to uninstall it and re-install it. Anyway check out the video below:

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Change your HTC HD7 micro-SD without voiding your warranty

Ok, this is a bold claim but based on the video guide below it can be done with a bit of effort. As you will see you can disassemble the HTC HD7 and change the micro-sd without touching the screws that have the void sticker on them. It’s obviously a bit tricky and I’m fairly sure that HTC’s tech-support won’t be happy about that. Any check the whole video below and DON’T do this unless you don’t really care about send your device back if it ever has a problem in the year to come:

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Windows Phone 7 is finally out in the US: Get your device now

The day has finally come and all of you you living in the US can now buy a Windows Phone 7 device (well..unless you are on Sprint or Verizon and don’t want to change carrier). You currently have the choice between 4 handsets: the Samsung Focus, HTC Surround, HTC HD7 and Dell Venue Pro. Head over to Microsoft’s online store for the first three and to Dell Mobility’s website will be your best bet if you plan on getting Venue Pro but so far it is not listed there yet. Amazon is also selling the HTC and Samsung devices alongside the LG Quantum which is on pre-order.

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